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Netflix's Queer-Inclusive Heartbreak High Renewed for Season 2

Netflix's Queer-Inclusive Heartbreak High Renewed for Season 2

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The Australian show is winning over teens across the globe.

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Heartbreak High fans can now rest easy — the show has just been renewed for a second season!

Netflix’s revival of the popular Australian show from the 1990s has already been making waves since its initial release last month.

The show follows Amerie Wadia (Ayesha Madon) after she takes responsibility for a map she co-created with former friend Harper McLean (Asher Yasbincek) detailing the sexual exploits of all the students at Hartley High. The students are forced into a sexual education course and Amerie is turned into an outcast for her part in things.

What’s particularly notable about Heartbreak High is the sheer number of queer characters included in the main cast, allowing for a wide array of representation across the spectrum.

The show has not only performed well on the streaming platform but has become a big topic of conversation on TikTok, no doubt adding to its rise in popularity.

Producer Carly Heaton recently spoke to THR about the importance of following in the original Heartbreak High’s shoes in terms of showing a realistic portrayal of life for Australian youth.

“What we really wanted to keep was the essence, and we knew that to do that, it had to be representative of what Australian youth actually looks like today. And it would have to be funny and brash, which was what the original did so well,” she said. “We also wanted it to be really hopeful.”

Heaton also added that there has been a great response, with it being the “first time an Australian scripted show has had the ability to go out on a platform globally like this,” thanks to Netflix.

Season two is expected to start filming soon. In the meantime, you can catch up on Heartbreak High season one on Netflix.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.